What Are You Reading?

November Project: Question #9 This question comes from Dave through email

I've read in other posts you say you don't read spiritual books. But I assume you do read books of some kind. Given the subject matter on this website, I am just curious about what you do read.

Thanks for the question, Dave.

I seem to run hot or cold when it comes to reading books. Now I am cold. This wasn't always the case, though, and seems to be rather recent. Before, if I were on the train or waiting in a long line or whatever, I would always have something to read on me. But now, I rarely pull out a book in those situations.

These days I prefer to just sit and watch people. I have always taken time to do that, but that is how I spend nearly all of my potential reading time now.

Besides, for whatever reason, I am averse to distracting myself anyway. I don't feel like having my brain laden with things to do just so I can fill up space, so to speak. I just don't want to dilute the energy used in observation, if that is the right way to say it.

But I still read at home from time to time, and I imagine before too long I may be running hot again. ;-)

I have mostly been reading reference books on music theory as it is applied to various musical traditions. I have been re-acquainting myself with that world, and it is good to be a student again.

I've also really been drawn to books on photography. Not so much the theory or techniques, but books of photos. It is very easy for me to be drawn into the world of each photo, and it teaches me something of what it means to be that kind of artist. As most of you probably know, all of the photos on this site were taken by me (with just a handful of exceptions), and it is something I quite like to do. I really enjoy experimenting with photos and it is probably something I will continue doing for a very long time.

I don't know if that answers your question, but there you have it! ;-) Thanks, Dave.

Between the Trees